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Enjoy canal-side living in heart of Manchester


Lendlease’s Potato Wharf is in Manchester’s historic Castlefield district.

Lendlease’s Potato Wharf is in Manchester’s historic Castlefield district.

This June sees the launch of the final and highly anticipated phase of Lendlease’s Potato Wharf, situated in the heart of Manchester’s historic Castlefield district.

The new collection introduces 191 new one- and two-bedroom apartments in an architecturally rich, canal-side setting, presenting a rare opportunity to buy in the Britain’s second city.

Ranked as the best British city to live in by the Global Liveability Survey, Manchester is growing rapidly with the population of the city centre expected to top 80,000 by 2024, up from 54,000.

This year, the city came top for house price growth across Britain’s biggest cities and is one of the 10 best performing buy-to-let locations in the country – outranking both London and Birmingham.

Manchester blends old and new seamlessly, with its industrial heritage and modern reputation fusing to become a major hub of culture, history and architecture.

Potato Wharf is surrounded by the Castlefield conservation area, featuring Victorian infrastructure and Roman ruins alongside characterful warehouse architecture lining the iconic canal ways.

Renowned for its appealing village atmosphere in the heart of the city, the district boasts a host of Manchester’s celebrated museums, galleries and cultural sites, including the Museum of Science and Industry and the Castlefield Urban Heritage Park next door.

In addition to the rich heritage of its setting, the area enjoys a diverse mix of independent and well-established bars, restaurants, and cafés which have shaped the district’s enviable reputation.

Manchester’s renowned social and retail scene is on the doorstep, with the Arndale shopping centre and the trendy Northern Quarter within walking distance or just minutes via the rapidly expanding Metrolink service.

Potato Wharf is one of the best connected new developments in the city, located close to Deansgate-Castlefield Metrolink stop, from which residents can reach Manchester Piccadilly train station in 11 minutes. Meanwhile, Manchester Oxford Road lies a 20-minute walk away, connecting to Manchester Airport in under 25 minutes.

Apartments at Potato Wharf are surrounded by public gardens and communal green space, many enjoying balconies and stunning views of the canal.

The interiors of the apartments offer a contemporary design, with a significant sense of space heightened by large, double glazed windows. In the kitchen, brick effect tiles are complemented by worn ash Antico floors – a continuation of the urban setting within the home.

Modern Bosch appliances are fitted in every kitchen. In bathrooms, large format tiles have fabric-like qualities, inspired by Manchester’s history of cotton weaving and textiles.

Lendlease Residential head Richard Cook said, “We are thrilled to be returning to Manchester with our Potato Wharf development, providing residents with a rare opportunity to buy high-quality new build homes in a central city location.

“Castlefield is a special place, combining an intimate village feel and iconic canal-side living with the excitement and convenience of a major city. It is packed with architectural heritage, fantastic culture, and exceptional venues to eat and drink – all on the doorstep of Potato Wharf.”

Potato Wharf marks a return to Manchester for the developer, where it has developed some of its most exciting projects over the last 15 years, including No.1 Deansgate, The Hacienda and Green Quarter.

Lendlease is committed to creating places fit for the future. Each home adheres to the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4, featuring green roofs, LED lighting as well as smart meters for energy and water.

In addition, all homes are provided with one cycle space in a lockable communal store, while, 10% of parking spaces have access to electrical vehicle charging points.

For details, call 03-7839 5555.

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